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EYFS Reception- Oak and Ash

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception classes. Mrs Satchell is the EYFS leader. Our classes are called Oak and Ash. Oak class is taught by Mrs Tweed on  Mondays and Tuesday mornings. Mrs Satchell teaches Oak class for the rest of the week. Ash class is taught by Miss Hughes. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Parsons, Miss Douglas and Miss Brooks.

Picture 1 Mrs Satchell
Picture 2 Miss Hughes
Picture 3 Mrs Parsons
Picture 4 Miss Douglas
Picture 5 Mrs Tweed

PE: Thursdays and Fridays, the children will take part in PE lessons in the school hall or on the playground. This may take the form of dance, games or gymnastics. Children are encouraged to get dressed and undressed for PE independently. If your child has pierced ears then please make sure that earrings are removed on PE days. It really is important to name all items of your child’s PE kit, including pumps. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in a bag kept on their peg.

Reading at home:

Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate to their level of development. Initially, children may bring home a reading book that does not contain words. These books are essential for helping children to develop their story telling skills and understand how a story is structured. Children will then bring home books to consolidate the skills being taught in phonics sessions. Please read at home with your child as often as possible, it really helps them to develop their skills and confidence in reading. Please sign your child’s reading diary 3 to 5 times per week.

Forest School sessions (Tuesdays):

Every Tuesday, the children will go outside to take part in outdoor learning. Please ensure that your child has a pair of wellies in school which are named. Children will need to bring outdoor appropriate clothes on Tuesdays, which they will then go home in at the end of the day. It is important that all of the items are named.

Our school day.

8.55 – 9.00 – Registration

9.00 -9.25 – Phonics

9.30-10.00- Individual readers/Continuous Provision

10.00-10.15 - Snack time

10.15-10.25 – Handwriting/English focus

10.30 – 11.40 - Maths/English tasks 

11.45-11.55 – Mental maths

12.00-1.00 -  Lunch time

1.00 -1.05 Register

1.05 – 1.30 Whole class learning (Creative or Understanding the World )

1.30 – 2.45 Free Flow (Guided Activities)

2.45 - 3.00 Story time

3.00 – 3.10- Gather belongings, line up for home time

3.10 – Home time

Autumn 1- Bears


This half-term our theme is 'Bears'.


We will begin the theme by reading 'The Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson.

Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview- 'Bears'

Picture 1

Useful websites: - Reading books - Phonics games - Number recognition and counting games 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.